Those lost during Hurricane Ian, both in Cuba and the US. One of the top 5 costliest and strongest hurricanes, to hit the US, Ian took at least 30 lives, with more likely coming. While the actual hurricane was at the end of Q3 the death toll will be climbing still as more are found and more succumb to the after effects of the storm.
My great aunt better went in for a lung transplant and they cut her aorta valve during the surgery. They had to do open heart surgery as well as the lung transplant. Her body could not recover from the trauma. Passed away a month ago. Closer than most great aunts as her 2 grandkids are in my parents custody.
Known for delivering Marlon Brando’s Oscar rejection speech in 1973, dies at 75.
She was blacklisted for over 50 years for representing the actor at the 1973 Academy Awards, when The Academy formally apologized to the Native American activist and former actress in June 2022.
Sacheen Littlefeather (Apache/Yaqui/Ariz.), the Native American actress and activist who took to the stage at the 1973 Academy Awards to reveal that Marlon Brando would not accept his Oscar for The Godfather, has died. She was 75.
Brando had decided to boycott the March 1973 Oscars in protest of how Native Americans were portrayed onscreen as well as to pay tribute to the ongoing occupation at Wounded Knee, in which 200 members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) faced off against thousands of U.S. marshals and other federal agents in the South Dakota town.
On a serious note, she paved the way for women comedians of the ironic and sardonic schools of humor (like her peer, George Carlin), who also embraced their sexuality (some more than others). Comedians like Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Amy Schumer, Lisa Lampanelli, Nikki Glaser, Natasha Leggero, and many others.
Note: This technically belongs under Q3 (he passed in August), but i just found out about it. You’d think this would have been bigger news, since his invention has been making a comeback recently, thanks to “Stranger Things” & general 80s nostalgia.
From The Manchurian Candidate (the Sinatra produced version, released Oct 1962), which was pulled from the market by Sinatra for many years after the Kennedy assassination.
Both the film and Lansbury’s performance are masterpieces.
The only reason that Lansbury didn’t win the Oscar for her work in this film was that she had to compete against Patty Duke’s performance as Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker; as Duke’s Keller role had been Oscar-nominated as a supporting actor role, which it was not.
(The studio wanted the two leads [Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft] not to compete with each other for the Oscar actress awards.)
The Academy voted “sentimental and popular”, as expected, for the Helen Keller biopic actors, in their categories.
Here, Lansbury plays the role of the mother of lead actor Lawrence Harvey (tho they were born only 3 years apart.)
This is considered one of the truly convincing examples of big-screen psychopathy.
Some people call her performance here “Murder, She Spoke”.
This scene was supposedly shot in one take, as both actors were ill, and the performance was stellar.
Robert Clary, best known for playing Corporal Louis LeBeau in the Hogan’s Heros series, passed away yesterday at the age of 96. He was the last surviving cast member of that series.
Clary (born Robert Max Widerman) survived imprisonment in Ottmuth and Buchenwald concentration camps during World War 2, was one of only four of fourteen siblings to survive the Holocaust. He sang and entertained the guards and had been in good physical condition, which may have been part of the reason he survived.